Paulstown Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (6yo+, 2m 4f, 18 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 43.50s
  • Off time: 14:45:41
Full result
Result 14:45 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Best Value 20/1
2nd 7 Drumfire 6 7/1
3rd 9 Golden Wonder 7 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 66
EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Adam's Return (IRE) 9
  • T:G O'Leary
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 66
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 t G O'Leary A E Lynch 25/1
3 852P45-
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Best Value (IRE) 75
  • T:T J Nagle-Jr
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 852P45-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 T J Nagle-Jr D E Mullins 106 20/1
4 232522-
Emerald green, white chevron, black cap Champagne Agent (IRE) 113
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 232522-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t1
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 t1 W P Mullins R Walsh 112 11/4f
5 35/33-36
Black, Purple Stars Come Follow Me (IRE) 35
  • T:Arthur Goulding
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 35/33-36
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Arthur Goulding M A Enright (3) 33/1
6 57350-0
Red, yellow stars, check sleeves, yellow spots on cap Dave's Stamper (IRE) 23
  • T:Shane Nolan
  • J:R M Moran
  • Form: 57350-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t Shane Nolan R M Moran 105 16/1
7 23272/6
Emerald green, yellow hoop, yellow armlet, yellow diamond on cap Drumfire (IRE) 25
  • T:E Griffin
  • J:E J O'Connell
  • Form: 23272/6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 E Griffin E J O'Connell 116 7/1
8 0005PU/
EMERALD GREEN, emerald green & red halved sleeves, quartered cap Glen Orchy Lad (IRE) 1028
  • T:John Cullen
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 0005PU/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 John Cullen J L Cullen 84 33/1
9 6544/42
WHITE, gold hoop, black cap Golden Wonder (IRE) 43
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:R Loughran
  • Form: 6544/42
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 4/1
10 170P0P-
RED, black sleeves, emerald green cap, black star In The Well (IRE) 199
  • T:Mrs A Busteed
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 170P0P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Mrs A Busteed J S McGarvey (7) 33/1
11 P10/075
YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Obispo (IRE) 16
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: P10/075
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 C A McBratney B R Dalton (5) 91 14/1
12 51/
ORANGE, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap Shaniv (IRE) 1148
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 51/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 C Bowe Andrew J McNamara 20/1
13 465/44-P
WHITE, black hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap Springfield Grey (IRE) 31
  • T:Thomas G Walsh
  • J:B M Cash
  • Form: 465/44-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t Thomas G Walsh B M Cash 16/1
15 P94FP-5
Royal blue, white panel, white sleeves, royal blue chevrons, royal blue & white striped cap Chestnut Friar (IRE) 9
  • T:Martin Hassett
  • J:S J Hassett
  • Form: P94FP-5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 Martin Hassett S J Hassett (3) 33/1
16 35155-0
Purple, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple star Maxi's Lady (IRE) 25
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 35155-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Miss E Doyle A P Heskin 33/1
18 52/76-23
Black, red panel & sleeves, red cap Our Ellie B (IRE) 20
  • T:T Cooper
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 52/76-23
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 T Cooper D J Condon 7/1
19 1
Pink, grey star, grey armlet, pink cap Ratheniska (IRE) 36
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 T J Taaffe B J Geraghty 9/2
21 PF110-6
ROYAL BLUE, red braces & sleeves, striped cap Our Girl Rosey (IRE) 16
  • T:Shane Nolan
  • J:S A Shortall
  • Form: PF110-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Shane Nolan S A Shortall (7) 25/1
22 9-P
Black, red cross of lorraine, black cap The Pooky (IRE) 43
  • T:S K Ryder
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 9-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 pt S K Ryder S G McDermott 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 1642-62
Aonvarr (IRE) 30
  • Nag Me
  • T:W J Lanigan
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 1642-62
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 1112 W J Lanigan I J McCarthy 109 NR
14 3F5P-24
Troll D'Oudairies (FR) 32
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:M Brassil
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 3F5P-24
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 1112 M Brassil N P Madden 110 NR
17 06-3525
Mimi And Bow 4
  • Nag Me
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:M W Bowes
  • Form: 06-3525
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 115 p C Bowe M W Bowes 100 NR
20 530-33
The Housekeeper (IRE) 35
  • Nag Me
  • T:David Kelly
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 530-33
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 115 David Kelly B T O'Connell NR
23 2/4735-7
Maurash (IRE) 36
  • Nag Me
  • T:E Sheehy
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 2/4735-7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 115 E Sheehy Reserve 3 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Tango Moll (IRE)
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:Mr B O'Neill
6 11-5 C Bowe Mr B O'Neill 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

Despite winning a bumper, Willie Mullins has been unable to find a race over timber for Champagne Agent, who has occupied a place in seven of his eleven starts. GOLDEN WONDER finished runner-up to Mullins' Perfect Gentleman at Punchestown last time with subsequent winner Bennemeade in third. Dessie Hughes' charge can go one better here though there are plenty of dangers including Our Ellie B, who has been going well and will surely be winning soon. Aonvarr was only caught on the run-in at Cork and shouldn't be inconvenienced by the longer trip nor should Troll D'Oudairies, who was staying on strongly over 2m2f at Sligo last time.

Formwatch

Aonvarr (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 22, 3 1/2l behind Shamar (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May.

Troll D'Oudairies (FR) 11-4fav (11-0) Towards rear at ordinary pace, last when pace quickened before 4 out, moderate 6th next, no impression from before 2 out, moderate 5th and kept on same pace into straight, 4th of 9, 18l behind Castletown Bridge (11-12) at Sligo 2m 2f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) hvy in May.

Mimi And Bow 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, struggling from 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 21l behind Fromthecloudsabove (10-9) at Wexford 3m mdn hdl gf.

The Housekeeper (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, improved 4 out, 4th before straight, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Tropical Three (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mrs mdn hdl sft in May.

Maurash (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) In tch til wknd to rr 4out, sn bhnd, 7th of 9, 47l behind Suzie Lightning (11-7) at Durrow 3m ire ptp sft in May.

Best Value (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Mid-division, 10th 4 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, moderate 8th 2 out, kept on one pace from before last, 5th of 16, 12l behind Lastofthepilots (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Apr.

Drumfire (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th on outer 3 out, soon ridden, no extra from next, 6th of 25, 32l behind Indevan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.

Golden Wonder (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 2 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 17, 8l behind Perfect Gentleman (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May.

Obispo (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon in rear, kept on without threatening from 2 out, 5th of 15, 18l behind Miranour (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf.

Dave's Stamper (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Waited with, 16th early, some headway from before 3 out, no impression from next, 10th of 19, 20l behind Shanpallas (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.

Champagne Agent (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden in moderate 4th from next, left moderate 3rd at last, kept on one paced to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 19, 34l behind Mad Brian (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.

Springfield Grey (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Lost chance when bumped into and nearly unseated rider start, pulled up before 1st, in a race won by Elijah Gardner (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May, 18 ran.

Chestnut Friar (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Towards rear, no danger from 5 out, kept on, 5th of 17, 46l behind Goodoldhonkytonk (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.

Shaniv (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Always prominent, led 4f out, joined from 2f out, soon ridden, led again under 1f out, stayed on well, won at Sligo 2m 4yo nhf gd in May '10 beating Taken Twice (11-0) by 3/4l, 15 ran.

Glen Orchy Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up, mistake and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Mountain Heather (11-8) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug '10, 14 ran.

Adam's Return (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Waited with, 8th 4 out, moderate 6th and kept on same pace from next, 6th of 17, well behind Goodoldhonkytonk (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.

Come Follow Me (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld, hdd 5th, 3rd 1/2way, dropped to 6th and no extra str, 6th of 17, 22l behind Coursing Ben (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May.

In The Well (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division on outer, never a factor, pulled up after slow jump 4 out, in a race won by Dream Function (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 3f beg chs in Dec, 15 ran.

Maxi's Lady (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, badly hampered 1st, never a factor, 19th of 22, well behind Lady Of Glencoe (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gf in May.

Our Ellie B (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, moderate 2nd into straight, 3rd and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Ivy Glen (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gs.

Ratheniska (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3f out, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in May beating Tirauli (11-1) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.

Our Girl Rosey (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 2 out, soon lost place and no impression, 6th of 12, 29l behind Usuel Smurfer (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf.

The Pooky (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened to rear before halfway, trailing before 4 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Perfect Gentleman (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May, 17 ran.